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Author Photo by: pj1506
Oct 09 2020, 12:08am CST ~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago. 
Question: Are those sentences correct and natural:
 
Tingnán mo ako !
Huwag mong titingnan ako !
 
Tumingín ka sa akin !
Huwag kang titingín sa akin !
 
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Author Photo leosmith
Oct 09 2020, 3:54pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
1 & 3 are correct.
2 & 4 are incorrect because you must use the infinitive for imperative sentences:
2) Huwag mong tingnan ako! = Don't look at me!
4) Huwag kang tumingin sa akin! = Don't look at me!
 
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Author Photo pj1506
Oct 09 2020, 4:12pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
@leosmith Thanks a lot.
I think 4 comes from this site .🙂
 
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Author Photo leosmith
Oct 09 2020, 6:48pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
@pj1506
edit: I see I'm wrong. Apparently it is also acceptable to use contemplated aspect with huwag:
Huwag kang kumain. = Huwag kang kakain. = Don't eat.
Source: learningtagalog.com/ grammar/verbs/comman ds_requests_and_wish es/huwag.html
 
Personally, I will stick with the infinitive when I talk, because I like to think of huwag as a pseudo verb and pseudo verbs require the infinitive in this type of construction. Huwag appears to be an exception.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Oct 09 2020, 9:19pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
"Huwag mong titingnan ako ”
 
This is incorrect. Huwag mo akong titingnan is the correct sentence
 
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Author Photo pj1506
Oct 09 2020, 11:25pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
@Bituingmaykinang
Thanks a lot !
Tingnan mo ako ! (goal f.)
Huwag mo akong tingnan !
Huwag mo akong titingnan !
 
Tumingin ka sa akin !  (-um-)
Huwag kang tumingin sa akin !
Huwag kang titingin sa akin !
 
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Author Photo TeacherJim Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Oct 10 2020, 8:38am CST ~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago. 
@pj1506
 
Tingnán mo ako ! (√)
 
Huwag mong titingnan ako ! (X)
Huwag mo akong titingnan! (√)

Tumingín ka sa akin ! (√)
 
Huwag kang titingín sa akin ! (√)
Huwag kang tumingin sa akin (√)
 
For 'Huwag kang sentences', both the infinitive (to + verb) and contemplated forms are correct.
 
Example:
 
Don't shout !
Huwag kang SISIGAW ! (contemplated)
Huwag kang SUMIGAW!
(infinitive)
 
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Author Photo rjose19 Badge: Native Tagalog SpeakerOfficial Tagalog.com Teacher Teacher
Oct 10 2020, 9:41pm CST ~ 1 week, 7 days ago. 
@pj1506
Question: Are those sentences correct?

The first sentence "Tingnan mo ako" is definitely correct. This points out the pattern: Infinitive + Non-Focus Pronoun (mo) + Focus Pronoun (ako).
 
The second sentence "Huwag mong titingnan ako" is incorrect because it does not indicate the proper order of words in a sentence. Filipino language is just like other languages which follows a certain pattern of putting words in order to convey a clear message. With that being said, the correct sentence should be "Huwag mo akong titingnan". Here, it does follow the pattern "Huwag + Non-Focus Pronoun (without any linker like ng) + Focus Pronoun (with the help of a linking word like ng) + (Object) Focus Verb.
 
The two remaining sentences are both correct since they indicate the proper order of words and of course they both convey a clear message based on the standards of Filipino.
 
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Author Photo pj1506
Oct 11 2020, 11:17am CST ~ 1 week, 6 days ago. 
Maraming salamat po ! 
 
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Author Photo rjose19 Badge: Native Tagalog SpeakerOfficial Tagalog.com Teacher Teacher
Oct 11 2020, 7:20pm CST ~ 1 week, 6 days ago. 
@pj1506 Wala pong anuman! 😊
 
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